HELP PROTECT the threatened Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Your support will go directly towards seed-funding research and on-ground actions to better understand and protect critical Glossy Black-Cockatoo habitat in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

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HELP PROTECT the threatened Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Your support will go directly towards seed-funding research and on-ground actions to better understand and protect critical Glossy Black-Cockatoo habitat in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

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What’s the Issue

Help us protect threatened Glossy Black-Cockatoo habitat in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

The Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami) is the smallest and rarest of the black cockatoos, listed as vulnerable in Queensland. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve is considered a significant habitat of this black cockatoo with up to one third of the entire known population located in the region.

Glossy Black-Cockatoos are extremely loyal to their habitat and stay within their family groups. There are currently no known nesting sites in the Noosa Shire or Sunshine Coast however we do know they are breeding. A renowned ‘fussy eater’ the Glossy Black-Cockatoo only feeds on casuarina and tea tree seeds. We know that their feed trees are currently under threat, however, we don’t know where their nesting trees are situated, and therefore further research is needed to better understand critical habitat locations.

Glossy Black-Cockatoo in Noosa
Glossy Black-Cockatoo in Noosa
Photo: Danika Royle
A Glossy Black-Cockatoo eating a Casuarina seed
A Glossy Black-Cockatoo eating a Casuarina seed
Photo: Danika Royle

What we’re doing

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation (NBRF) aims to support the ongoing efforts of community groups, researchers and individuals to better understand and protect vital Glossy Black-Cockatoo habitat.

Working with key stakeholder input, the NBRF held a Glossy Black-Cockatoo Symposium in November 2020 to understand current on-ground conservation, care and research efforts in and around the Noosa Biosphere Reserve and identify gaps and opportunities for future management. Following the Symposium, we’re developing a Resilience Action Plan for Glossy Black-Cockatoos in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve which aims to deliver critical conservation and management actions that:

  • fills potential gaps in understanding of habitat and behaviour;
  • coordinate and scale existing relevant initiatives; and
  • support direct on-ground community action.

Raising seed-funding will enable us to activate investment partners to deliver on the Action Plan, and this is where you can help.

Give your support

Help us protect the iconic and threatened Glossy Black-Cockatoo in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

Your support will go directly towards seed-funding new research and on-ground actions to better understand Glossy Black-Cockatoo behaviours and critical habitat in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

Give your support to this important cause by providing a one-off donation or make it a monthly contribution. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Thank you for your contribution.

Donate to the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Campaign

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Further resources and reading

Bioacoustics Monitoring in the Noosa Biosphere

Glossy Black Conservancy Resources

Submit a Glossy Black-Cockatoo Sighting

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